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Le Gros Ventre by marsalv - 1:48 - POF

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After a long creative vacuum, I started a new project. This is the so-called "gabare" Le Gros Ventre at 1:48 scale, the model will be realized using the POF method (plank on frame) according to a monograph by Gerard Delacroix. I will use cherry, pear, black hornbeam and maple wood for the building, without painting.
Gabare is a cargo ship used by the French Royal Navy during the 18th and 19th centuries. For this reason, there is no orlop deck.
The first phase of the construction was the making of a building board necessary for the installation of frames on the keel. 
Great attention must be paid to the maximum accuracy of the position of the bottom and top base.









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Thank you guys. This construction will be much more complicated than Pandora, a lot of POF techniques are new to me, but I hope I can handle it.

The first few parts of the keel are done. First little complication was making some parts from two different kind of wood.







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2 hours ago, marsalv said:

After several unsuccessful attempts is stern completed. The lower filling parts I had to make four times😡.

Reminds me of an article I read many years ago about a master knife maker in Japan who rejected one out of every three blades that he forged. The mark of a true craftsman is to not be satisfied with substandard work. I'm not a master craftsman myself ... maybe someday.

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Thanks for comments😉.

Hawse timbers and cant frames - The construction of these parts is more complicated because the individual frames are not glued directly to each other but have a small gap between them.  Only the second attempt was successful.











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Wonderful work !!! The first POF? Surely you have been doing this for many years, that ...? !!!! :imNotWorthy::Whew:

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